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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for teens and tweens. Somewhere in that space between ages 10 and 17, there’s a space just for teens and tween—it’s the new Star Wars land at Disneyland Resort.
This is the teen guide to Star Wars Land at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California with top tips to make your visit out of this world.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for Teens Rides
Be First in Line for Millennium Falcon
Sure, it’s a lot trickier to be the very first person in line in the morning but here’s some tips to make sure you’re one of the first people to board the falcon during your Disneyland vacation.
- Buy your tickets now. Don’t wait to buy at the gate, you’ll lose precious time! Buy them now at a discount and load them into the Disneyland App (you have the app right?).
- Don’t hit snooze! You’ve gotta be at Disneyland gates ONE HOUR before they open. It’s called “Rope Drop“. You’ll enter Disneyland before it even opens. Keep asking Cast Members where to line up and wait for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. Bonus Tip: Ask more than one Cast Member if you’re in the right spot, sometimes they change where they let people line up. The last time I rode the falcon first thing in the morning, they took us from Frontierland all the way to Critter Country, then into Galaxy’s Edge.
- Skip Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. If you wanna be the first few groups to ride, don’t go on a Magic Morning day. Magic Morning is special access to Disneyland before the park even opens, so avoid Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday or tons of people could be in line before you even get inside Disneyland! Maybe you have Magic Morning? In that case, spend your entire Magic Morning in line for the falcon. Remember to ask Cast Members where to line up. Sure, you’ll spend time waiting but it’ll save you time in the long run.
Wait, what about MaxPass? Yup, I bet you were wondering why I skipped that. While the rides in Galaxy’s Edge are equipped for MaxPass, they haven’t activated it yet. I’ll be sure to update the article when they do.
Millennium Falcon: Try Every Role
One thing’s for sure—teens are gonna wanna pilot the falcon. Piloting is my favorite role, and this guide will give you all the tips to pilot and ride multiple times so you can try every role.
- Bring a group of six. The falcon seats six people and it’s so much more fun with a group of friends. Two people are pilots, two are gunners and two are engineers. Since you’re reading this and got all the details for your friends, you get dibs on piloting first. It makes total sense. Pick your wingman aka Chewie and be ready to fly!
- Single Rider for days! Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run has a single rider line and you ride go over and over again with this Disneyland hack. Single Riders will mostly get the Engineer role which is still a ton of fun riding in the back.
- Stay past curfew. I guess that depends on what time your curfew is, but at Disneyland, we’ll give you some leeway. You can get into line right before Disneyland closes and still ride the Falcon. This will give you a chance to test out whatever part you haven’t tried like gunner or maybe the other pilot role.
Rise of the Resistance Opens January 17, 2020
Ready to show your loyalty to the Resistance? Rise of the Resistance is part of phase two at Disneyland Resort. Good news, it is now open, but you need a little bit more strategy to get on this ride.
Star Wars Land for Teens Droids & Lightsabers
What’s a visit to Star Wars land without building your own little droid to take home? Or building a custom lightsaber (tell ’em you’re looking for scrap metal) at Savi’s Workshop? You’ll want to do it all in Star Wars Land. These are the Galaxy’s Edge for teen tips you’re looking for.
Droid Depot | R2 and BB Units
Building your own droid is less expensive and time consuming than building a Lightsaber, but you could totally do both.
Make a reservation 60 days in advance and head into the Droid Depot to pick your pieces off a conveyer belt before adding custom chips and details to your droid.
Have you built a droid at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? I want to see the end result!
Savi’s Workshop | Build a Lightsaber
In Galaxy’s Edge, sabers and not toys. These are legit, custom pieces. “Gatherers” welcome you into a covert workshop, where you go undetected from the First Order to build a one-of-a-kind lightsaber and bring it to life with kyber crystals.
Prices start at $200+ and you must have a reservation to even enter Savi’s Workshop. You can choose a custom lightsaber from these themes:
- Peace and Justice, via Jedi Republic era
- Power and Control, nod to the Sith
- Elemental Nature, think air, earth, fire and water
- Protection and Defense, full of mystery
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for Teens IG Spots
There’s so many good Instagram photo ops in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Enough that I wrote an entire post on it here. But real quick, the obvious are listed below:
- In front of the Falcon
- At Oga’s Cantina (more on that in a sec)
- Building your lightsaber or droid
- With the Stormtroopers
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Star Wars Land for Teens Food & Drinks
There’s so much to eat and drink at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Teens in Star Wars Land will love exploring new and interesting food and drink options all over the galaxy.
Teen Favorites at Oga’s Cantina
You’ve heard of Oga’s Cantina right? And you totally need to be there! Before you get to Disneyland, snag a reservation for Oga’s online. Sure, it’s a bar–but you don’t need an ID to get in. It’s a family bar (umm is that even a thing?).
I’ve been to Oga’s Cantina four or five times during the first month Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening alone. It’s safe to say, you’ll want to bring a ton of friends with you to try everything! Even better if you score a spot at a coveted booth inside because most spots are standing room only.
Chill out and listen to droid DJ R-3X throw down the beats, then order one or two of the many, many non-alcoholic drinks on the menu.
I’ve tried every mocktail on the menu and I haven’t had anything that I didn’t like. Above is Jabba Juice (OJ with pineapple, kiwi, cantaloupe flavors, and blueberry popping pearls) and Hyperdrive Punch It (Powerade Mountain Berry Blast, white cranberry juice, black cherry purée, and Sprite) on the right.
Blue Bantha (above) is the same blue milk you can get at the milk stand outside, but amped up with a Bantha-inspired Vanilla-Butter Sugar Cookie. The cookie tastes like one of those yummy Samoa Girl Scout cookies.
Oga’s Cantina doesn’t really serve food. They have a snack mix dubbed Batuu Mix and this—Oga’s Obsession. It was such a surprise that can’t completely be described until you try it. It’s good though! Officially described as, “Odwalla® Lemonade, Cotton Candy Flavor, and Blueberry Popping Pearls with a bursting Dried Fruit Mixture” but it’s jello texture and a very interesting experience. You should get it!!!
Teen Favorites Star Wars Food
Looking for real food to eat? Space meat and all kinds of other food is available at my favorite spot in Galaxy’s Edge—Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo.
There’s tons of seating inside and out and no reservations are needed. I even put together an entire list of meals in Galaxy’s Edge for about $15 each. Grab a meal, take a seat and don’t forget to order dessert!
I can’t wrap the food and drink section without mentioning the sweet Coke bottles you can only get on planet Batuu. These drinks serve as a refreshing break and you can keep the bottle as a souvenir.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for Teens More Tips
Back in the beginning we talked about riding the Falcon a bunch of times so you try every role. While you’re waiting in line and also throughout Batuu, you’re gonna want to get the Play Disney Parks App. The app works at home and at Disneyland, but it comes alive in Galaxy’s Edge.
Look out for labels like this to scan and solve puzzles, earn credits and more in the app. Get everyone in on the fun with trivia and the time will fly by.
Speaking of apps, the Disneyland App allows you to mobile order food, locate bathrooms and see wait times. It’s a must for any Disneyland vacation.
Catch up with your favorite rebel spy in Galaxy’s Edge (straight from Star Wars Black Spire comic series), Vi roams the area on occasion and is one person you want to talk to!
Bonus tip: Print your Disneyland itinerary right here for riding more rides in less time.
What else do teens love about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Let us know what you liked in the comments.